Amsterdam to Lisbon Golf Cruise
29 July to 12 August 2019
from US$5,400 pp twin share (+ Euro 1,125 to 2,025 pp golf supplement)
Trendsetter Travel & Cruise Centre welcomes your joining us on this spectacular Amsterdam to Lisbon cruise, offering a wonderful opportunity to both experience beautiful ports and play at selected, highly regarded local and international golf courses. Our tour includes up to 9 games of golf and you elect which courses you wish to play but you must play at least 5 games. You can, of course, play all 9 games
Our home-away-from home, the 980 passenger Crystal Serenity, is a luxury ship offering the highest standards with complimentary select fine wines and spirits, superb culinary experiences in both the main and specialty restaurants, and excellent enrichment and entertainment possibilities. Additionally, this Amsterdam to Lisbon itinerary, 14 luxurious nights long, offers over-night stays in Amsterdam, Honfleur, Lisbon and Bordeaux (2 nights).
What could be more enjoyable than sightseeing, and swinging your clubs, in some of Europe’s most beautiful ports? Golfers with non-playing partners can enjoy their games, knowing those partners are having an equally fine time checking out the sights, or relaxing onboard. Even with a golf option, there is still plenty of time to enjoy the various ports with long shore days. As a single or a couple you will have a fine time on this fabulous cruise itinerary. For a limited time only, singles can have their own stateroom at a premium of between 26.5% and 30% over the share twin pp room rate.
Our Crystal cruise includes:
- Complimentary beverages
- In-suite dining
- 24 hour room service
- Unlimited free Wi-Fi
- Return transportation pier to town
- Open seating for meals
- US$200 pp on-board credit
- and much, much more
Crystal itinerary – http://www.crystalcruises.com/voyage/details/Amsterdam-to-Lisbon-ocy190729-14
Your tour hosts Adrienne Witteman and David Cooper, Directors of Trendsetter Travel & Cruise Centre, are both enthusiastic golfers and are both longstanding members of two prestigious Sydney golf clubs. They have golfed and cruised extensively throughout the world.
Day 1 - Monday 29 July 2019 - Amsterdam - overnight in Port
Board Crystal Serenity at your leisure during the afternoon – Trendsetter Travel can offer a range of well-priced Amsterdam hotels, for all budgets, for any pre cruise nights you wish to stay in this fascinating city – with so much to see and do including the famous Rijksmuseum (refer photo). Included are several Virtuoso Hotels with various added benefits including breakfast, food and beverage credits, early check in, late check out, room upgrades etc.
Day 2- Tuesday 30 July 2019 - Amsterdam - depart port at 6.00 pm - Golf
For those not golfing, there is a long shore day to explore Amsterdam before an early evening departure south down the west coast of Europe.
Golf – we are scheduled to play Kennemer Golf & Country Club, a 40 minute drive from the port of Amsterdam. Ranked in the top 3 courses in Netherlands and the top 12 in Europe, it was laid out through the towering sand hills by Harry Colt, of Pine Valley fame, in 1927 and is considered one of his best ever designs.
Day 3 - Wednesday 31 July 2019 - Zeebrugge - Belgium - in port 7.00 am to 6.00 pm - Golf
We have a long port day in Zeebrugge, a port made famous by the large and mostly successful British raid on the port defences in 1918. Today it is more famous for being only 10 km from the historic town of Bruges.
Golf – those not electing to visit Bruges, will play Royal Zoute Golf Club – a less than 15 minute drive from the port of Zeebrugge. Rated # 1 in Belgium, it was designed by Harry Colt in the early 1900s. It obtained its “Royal” status in the mid 1920s. This seaside links layout has been host to many Belgium Open professional championships.
Day 4 - Thursday 1 August 2019 - Honfleur - France - in port from 10 am (over-night) - Golf
We sail overnight to the port of Honfleur, located near the famous French port of Le Havre. After golf, there will be time to explore the historic township of Honfleur, located on the banks of the estuary of the famous Seine River. We have two days golf planned at two of our past tours’ most popular French golf courses.
Golf: We play Golf Barriere Deauville, one of the leading golf course in this region. This course is a pleasure to play with its perfect conditioning, challenging park layout and fine club rooms.
Day 5 - Friday - 2 August 2019 - Honfleur - depart port 10.00 pm - Golf
Golf – today we play Golf d’Etretat – a scenic golf course located 1 hour north of the Seine River and offers some stunning views of the coast line. If time permits, we will visit the historic town of Etretat.
Day 6 - Saturday 3 August 2019 - Guernsey - in port from 8 am to 6 pm - Golf
Berthing this morning at St Peter Port, Guernsey. With Jersey, Guernsey forms the Channel Islands, still loosely part of the United Kingdom with Pound Sterling remaining the currency. The island is a mere 65 sq km in size with a population of circa 63,000.
Golf: following a 15 minute drive to the other side of the island, we play La Grande Mare Golf Club, one of several golf clubs on the island of Guernsey.
Day 7 - Sunday 4 August 2019 - cruising off coast of France
Day 8 - Monday 5 August 2019 - Bordeaux - in port from 12.15 pm (over-night) - Golf
Arriving just after mid-day in Bordeaux, once France’s richest community and largest port but now second only to Paris in terms of size. Famous for its delicious cuisine and wines, particularly from the well-known wine areas of the Medoc and Saint Emilion – both areas that we will visit on our two golfing excursions. Crystal Serenity will berth within a short walk of the historic down town district of Bordeaux.
Golf: Shortly following our berthing, we drive 60 km through the wine growing areas of Bordeaux to play the Tom Doak designed Golfique du Grand Saint-Emilionnais (2015). While Doak is famous for his design of many great courses including Barnbougle Dunes, Pacific Dunes (Oregon) and Cape Kidnappers, this is his first design in Europe. Since opening, it has been rated one of the top 10 courses in France.
Day 9 - Tuesday 6 August 2019 - Bordeaux (Golf) - over-night - Golf
Golf: Today we travel 30 minutes to Golf du Medoc’s Vines course, designed by Canadian Rod Whitman. It is rated as one of the top 10 courses in south west France.
Day 10 - Wednesday 7 August 2019 - Bordeaux - depart port at 12 noon
Particularly for those who have golfed the previous two days, there is a free morning to walk from Crystal Serenity and explore the historic city of Bordeaux prior to returning late morning for a mid-day departure back down the Garonne River – made famous in World War II by the daring commando raid which was made into the film “Cockleshell Heroes”. The attached photo shows Crystal Serenity berthed in Bordeaux.
Day 11 - Thursday 8 August 2019 - Saint Jean de Luz - in port from 8.00 am to 6 pm - Golf
Arriving this morning at the historic port town of Saint Jean de Luz with its sheltered harbour. Crystal Serenity will anchor in the harbour with tenders to the port. Saint Jean de Luz is a short drive to Biarritz the famous French beach resort town
Golf Option – Golf de Chiberta
Golf today involves a 30 minute drive north via Biarritz to play Golf de Chiberta. A links golf course built in the 1920’s by leading golf architect, Tom Simpson. It is the highest rated golf course in this region of France.
Day 12 - Friday 9 August 2019 - Bilbao (Golf) - in port from 8.00 am to 6.00 pm - Golf
This morning arrive in historic Bilbao, home to the world famous Guggenheim Museum (open 10 am to 8 pm). This is a must see. However, for those that have previously visited Bilbao, we have secured a multiple tee start at 9.30 am on one of the better Bilbao golf courses.
Golf: play at Club Deportivo Ganguren Golf, a 30 minute drive from where our ship is berthed
Day 13 - Saturday 10 August 2019 - cruising off coast of Spain and Portugal
Day 14 - Sunday 11 August 2019 - Lisbon in port 8.00 am (Overnight) - Golf
Lisbon, the capital of the once great Portuguese empire, is now one of Europe’s premier historic cities, and remains unscathed from the many European wars of the past 200 years. Located amid the hills and valleys of the northern shores of the River Targus, it offers many delightful touring options.
Golf: After a leisurely breakfast, we coach the 30 minutes to the Penha Longa Golf Resort and play the Atlantico Championship Course. Designed by Robert Trent Jones Jnr in1992, this course is now rated in the top 10 courses in Portugal and has hosted many professional tournaments, including the Portugal Open. It is a stunning course that winds through the hills and offers views of the Atlantic Ocean.
Day 15 - Monday 12 August 2019 - disembark by 9 am
The Finer Details...
ALL Trendsetter clients, unique to our golf tour, will receive an on-board credit of US$200 per person.
|Cruise Component – Price pp twin/double share (inclusive of US$630 pp taxes/port fees)||Golf Supplement – range of 5 to 9 games of golf (includes green fees, coach transfers, drinks post golf and prize money)|
|Deluxe Stateroom with Large Window (226 sqft) – C3, C2 and C1||From US$5,400 pp||Euro 1,125 pp to Euro 2,025 pp|
|Deluxe Stateroom with Balcony (269 sqft – incl balcony) B, A & P||From US$7,285 pp||Euro 1,125 pp to Euro 2,025 pp|
|Penthouse with Balcony (403 sqft – incl balcony) PH||From US$11,695 pp||Euro 1,125 pp to Euro 2,025 pp|
|Penthouse Suite with Balcony (538sqft – incl balcony) PS & CP||From US$15,570 pp||Euro 1,125 pp to Euro 2,025 pp
- The above Crystal fares are per person based upon double or twin occupancy. The fares do not include the available 2.5% discount for pre payment of the cruise component – this discount is available for full payment up until 6 months from departure.
- Past passenger Crystal Society savings (from US$120 pp) and on-board booking discounts are combinable with the above Crystal fares.
- You must choose between 5 and 9 games (and elect the courses you wish to play) at the time of booking cruise. Golf Package is priced at Euro 225 pp/round.
- 20% deposit is payable on booking the cruise fare and A$1,000 on the golf package, with balance (including golf package) is payable 90 days from sailing. Cruise fare is cancellable without penalty up until 90 days from sailing. The golf deposit is not refundable. While the golf package is calculated in Euro, it is payable in A$ (less deposit paid) at the best available quoted A$/Euro by a major bank.
- Competitive Single cruise fares available from 126.7% of the twin share fare but subject to change.
- Trendsetter can arrange purchase of US$ to settle cruise fare at much better than credit card FX rates.
- The golf package is only available where the cruise fare is purchased through Trendsetter Travel.
- TRAVEL INSURANCE IS COMPULSORY.
- Normal Crystal Booking Terms and Conditions can be found on http://www.crystalcruises.com.
The provision of a 5 to 9 game golf package has been priced competitively. The golf supplement does NOT include golf club hire and/or motorised carts/buggies which are an extra cost. Trendsetter has booked the courses as specified but cannot be held responsible for any cancellation/s necessitated by a change to the ship’s itinerary due to weather or any other event or late amendment by the golf course. If such an event occurs and Trendsetter cannot organise an alternative golf course, Trendsetter will refund to you any refund available. We can organise unaccompanied transport of golf clubs to Amsterdam/from Lisbon.
Please contact Trendsetter Travel & Cruise Centre for further information on this cruise.